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Phillips Family History

Phillips Name Meaning
English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip. In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi, Polish Filipowicz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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3,049,024 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
356,276 Military Records
205,495 Immigration Records
2,108,724 Census and Voter Lists
6,116,278 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Phillips Families

  • Number of Phillips families
     1,488 - 2,973
     497 - 1,487
     1 - 496
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Phillips families
     4,298 - 8,593
     1,433 - 4,297
     1 - 1,432
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Phillips families
     413 - 823
     138 - 412
     1 - 137
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Phillips Family Origin

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Phillips Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Phillips

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Phillips Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Phillips Civil War Service Records

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